25 Apr Piedmont Tasting
2016 Santa Caterina “Salidoro” Monferrato Bianco (Chardonnay/Sauv. Blanc)
On Sale $23.99
There used to be sea where today the rows and rows of vines grow in the Strada di Valpagna vineyard. This distant origin is the reason for the saltiness and mineral qualities of Salidoro, a blend of Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc, an original intense interpretation of aromas and fragrances of these two international cultivars. In the vineyard used to make Salidoro, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc absorb substances from the same terroir, so managing to ripen together and blend during vinification, rewarding the nose and palate with a fragrance and an extraordinarily balanced combination of the best characteristics of these two different kinds of grapes.
2016 Santa Caterina Grignolino d’Asti “Arlandino”
On Sale $21.99
Arlandino well adapts to Grignolino as Grignolino well adapts to Monferrato and its people. A harmonious, pleasant and reserved landscape, that in words and gestures of its inhabitant often reveals the great gift of irony. Arlandino, whose fragrance and personality are almost impossible to classify according to traditional canons, comes from the Poderi dei Mossetti vine and the Penango and Bisoglio vineyards, which were chosen for planting of this typical local cultivar since 1300. White calcareous soils, rich in freshness, distinguish the earth and give Arlandino fragrance and structure.
2015 Tenuta Santa Caterina Barbera d’Asti Superiore “Vigna Lina”
On Sale $20.99
This Barbera, the most well-known native grape variety of Piedmont, is dedicated to two strong personalities related with the Alleva family, both called Lina. Two ladies with great character who left an important mark, and not just in the family. In Asti there is a street dedicated to Lina Borgo, for her charitable deeds. VignaLina grows in the Podere dei Mossetti vineyard and on the crest of Cornaleto. Its grapes ripen slowly and late, the best expression of the territory-vine identity. Refined technical experience, unforgotten traditions, values and teachings from “old vine hands” have made a dream come true: Vigna Lina is that dream.